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Clocaenog, Nr Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15

Guide price £450,000


3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHR220076


  • 3 bedroom Welsh Longhouse
  • Additional 2 bedroom holiday cottage
  • Planning Permission for 4 bedroom dwelling in side garden
  • Building Plot could be worth in the region of £100-150,000 should it be sold independently
  • Paddock Land
  • Woodland
  • Development Potential
  • Rural Location


Set in over 2 acres, on the periphery of the popular village of Clocaenog, Paradwys (Welsh for Paradise) is an attractive 16th century five bedroom Welsh longhouse in need of a scheme of modernisation. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is a self-contained 2 bedroom holiday let, mature gardens, woodland, orchard, stream, paddock and building plot with recently approved planning permission for a detached 4 bedroom, 2-storey dwelling which would not deter from the privacy and peacefulness of Paradwys. The property lies within four miles of Ruthin, an attractive market town selected by the Sunday Times in 2023 as "the best place to live in Wales". PARADWYS - Kitchen - Dining Hall - Living Area - Sitting Room - Conservatory - Utility - Downstairs Shower Room - Master Bedroom - Bedroom 2 - Bedroom 3 with en suite w.c. HOLIDAY COTTAGE - Living Room - Kitchen - Shower Room - Bedroom 1 - Bedroom 2 with en-suite w.c. OUTSIDE - Parking - Attached Single Garage - Workshop - Lawned Gardens - Floral Walks - Vegetable Garden - Woodland - Stream - Paddock Land - Side garden with approved p.p. for 2 storey, 4 bedroom house - In all about 2.12 acres (0.85 ha) DISTANCES RUTHIN 5 MILES DENBIGH 12 MILES MOLD 15 MILES CHESTER 29 MILES LIVERPOOL 38 MILES SHREWSBURY 47 MILES MANCHESTER 64 MILES LOCATION Paradwys occupies a private position enjoying a rural aspect to the rear overlooking the adjoining countryside and to the front across the lane to stream & paddock land. Situated at the southern end of the Vale of Clwyd there are many scenic walks throughout the Vale from the property with the picturesque Clocaenog Forest being within walking distance catering for walking, cycling, sailing and fishing. Clocaenog village has a new primary school and church whilst the larger market town of Ruthin is 5 miles distant offering a wider range of services with independent retailers, supermarkets, doctors' surgery and dentists. Beyond Ruthin, at Mold is the famous Theatre Clwyd being within 15 miles of the property. The historic walled city of Chester famed for its Roman Rows is approximately 45 minutes drive offering an even more comprehensive range of shops and out of town retail outlets at Cheshire Oaks & Broughton. On the educational front there is a state primary school in the village and primary and secondary schooling in Ruthin and Denbigh. For those seeking independent education there is Ruthin School, Myddleton College at Denbigh and the Kings & Queens schools in Chester complemented by boarding schools at Ellesmere and Shrewsbury. The Vale of Clwyd is renowned for its microclimate and scenery with wonderful walks along the Clwydian range. For those seeking country pursuits there are numerous local pheasant shoots, fishing on several rivers and hunting is with the Flint & Denbigh. COMMUNICATIONS The area is well served by roads connecting with the A55 Expressway at St Asaph and Mold allowing for ease of travel along the North Wales Coast and to Chester. Beyond Chester the A55 links to the M53 and M56 motorways accessing Liverpool and Manchester which are within daily travelling distance and both served by international airports. Travel to London is available from Chester station with a 2-hour direct service to Euston, and for those travelling to Dublin there is a ferry from Holyhead off the A55. DESCRIPTION PARADWYS Paradwys occupies a peaceful, rural setting within the village of Clocaenog being set within extensive grounds within the picturesque Vale of Clwyd. The property dates back to 1574 being a Welsh Longhouse of Cruick construction with Welsh stone under a slate roof. Over the years Paradwys has been used for multiple uses having previously been a public house with original cold cellar off the workshop and then more recently a small holding before becoming a residential dwelling. The property is adaptable either being used as a 3 bedroom house with separate 2 bedroom letting cottage or alternatively as a whole, becoming a 5 bedroom house. An open fronted storm porch leads into the kitchen and dining hall. The kitchen offers dual aspect, front & rear, having fitted wood base units with sink and dual drainer. Within the kitchen is a 4 ring hotpoint oven and original chimney breast housing a Lange 911 multi-fuel range. The kitchen has a laminate floor with original slate slab floor beneath with open timber panelling opening through into the dining hall. The dining hall has exposed timbers, beams and brick columns forming part of a former fireplace. From the dining hall there is the second staircase accessing Bedroom 2 and the utility and back door. Either side of the former fireplace are openings into the living area which has an open fireplace and beam above, cupboard and square recess which was formerly an entrance porch. Opposite this recess is a hallway to downstairs shower room and conservatory. The sitting room is off the living area having exposed beams, freestanding Jotul wood burning stove on a stone hearth with attractive stone recess. The sitting room has dual aspect over the front garden and through into the conservatory which itself has a triple aspect across the rear garden with personnel door to the garden. The shower room houses a part tiled walls, part beamed walls, pedestal hand basin, low flush w.c. and a tiled shower cubicle with Mira fittings. The utility room houses the Ideal combi-boiler, tiled floor, pedestal handbasin with splashbacks and low flush w.c. At first floor level there are 3 bedrooms, all being double rooms. From the living area a turned staircase leads to bedrooms 1 & 3. The main bedroom has a part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and dual aspect with plenty of spaces for wardrobes and cupboards. Bedroom 3 is a slightly smaller room with single aspect but having the benefit of an en-suite w.c. and linen cupboard. Bedroom 2 is accessed via the secondary staircase and is another double room with dual aspect, exposed timbers and beams, with substantial chimney breast within. There is also a double door hatch into the holiday cottage. HOLIDAY COTTAGE The holiday cottage is attached to the southerly end of Paradwys and offers a 2 bedroom, self contained unit. A storm porch leads to a stable door opening into the living room with exposed stone, beams, fireplace with slate hearth having an electric stove. An opening leads into the kitchen which has wooden base units, sink with dual drainer and laminate floor. Beyond the kitchen is a door to garden and private patio. Opposite the back door is the shower room with part tiled walls, pedestal hand basin, low flush w.c. and shower cubicle with rail and Mira fittings. From the living room a staircase leads to two double bedrooms, which are interconnecting. Bedroom 2 is a double room with exposed beams and from which access is gained to bedroom 1 which has an en-suite w.c. and backs onto bedroom 2 in the main house with hatch. OUTSIDE The gardens & grounds at Paradwys are divided into different sections extending to 2.12 acres. To the front of the property there are various small grassed areas with stone flags against the lane bordered by a mature hedge. The principal garden is to the rear of the property being gently sloping and comprises woodland, lawned area, floral beds, vegetable garden and potential building plot. From the house various steps and paths lead to the garden and central areas has many beds and walkways having been carefully landscaped during the owners tenure. To one side of the central garden is the greenhouse and beyond which at the edge of the garden are 16 solar panels which links to the National Grid with the property receiving financial benefits in return. To the right of the greenhouse is the lower garden which currently comprises an orchard and various garden sheds and has recently had planning permission approved for the erection of a 2 storey, 4 bedroom house. Of course, this offers the potential for a variety of uses. It is conceivable for the building plot to be sold off independently to Paradwys to a private buyer and/or developer or alternatively used in conjunction with Paradwys to create either a letting unit or ancillary accommodation for dependent relatives. The woodland walks are to the left of the central garden and have been planted for the most part since the late 1970's and offer many paths containing beech, pine, eucalyptus, hazel, oak, ash, maple and silver birch. On the opposite side of the lane is the paddock land and stream. A pedestrian gate leads to a footbridge over an attractive stream which could be used as a seating area, being very private and peaceful. Beyond the stream is a sloping paddock which rises to the tree line and at present is simply maintained and topped but would be well suited to those wanting to keep a horse/pony.